7 Wedding Cakes That Are (Almost) Too Pretty To Eat
Dessert tables may have gotten more diverse in recent years—think donuts, ice cream sandwiches, and cupcakes—but there's still nothing quite like a wedding cake. Classically white or boldly contemporary, reception confections aren't going away anytime soon. And we have to say, we're relieved. Take one cursory look at the beyond-gorgeous cakes you're about to see, and you'll feel the same way.
From hand-painted creations and deckle-edged masterpieces to drip cakes and treats adorned with fresh flowers, the following confections represent the best. They also represent incredible talent, on behalf of the inimitable baker Cake Envy - and the film photography making them stand out, McSween Photography! Whatever the wedding type, these cakes are the focal point of the reception. Some bring the pretty on the color front, with punchy pink fondant, ombré blue layers, and printed floral designs. Others were simple and refined, thanks to pearl details, fresh flowers, and elegant textures.
The following confections are different in many ways, but united in one: They're almost too pretty to slice into. While that adorable cake eating photo and the promise of delicious dessert make that cut necessary, these sweet eats are about to give you a whole new perspective on wedding cake. By the time you're finished through, you might stop referring to your confection as "cake," and begin describing it as "art."
From Cake Envy: "First up is a Tuscan Inspired Bas Relief cake with a lot of texture (above). The beauty of a Bas Relief cake like this is that there is no need for further embellishment. It’s stunning as is."
"Next, we have another Bas Relief Cake that is off white with a lot of texture and gold leafing. Again, it’s just beautiful all by itself."
"This cake above is unique in that it has two square base layers and two round top layers. A four-tier stunner that bodes a lot of layering and stenciling with a fondant press."
"A little beauty I like to call white pearl is the cake above. This cake is on the fancier side and inspired by a bridal gown. Smaller cakes such as this one are perfect for more intimate celebrations."
Natalie likes to call this cake the 'Rustic Groove Cake'. "It’s literally the most versatile cake design and is requested often. The beauty of this cake is it’s like a blank canvas that you can decorate however you like. In this instance, we used flowers as decor."
The Floral Crevasse Cake is up next! Natalie designed this cake because she loves flowers and wanted to create a cake where the flowers were the star. The cake also shows some gorgeous gold leafing on the sides.
Lastly, but most definitely not least is a Palette Paint Cake that has become a signature style for Natalie and very popular among brides. While growing up Natalie loved to paint, so this cake feels very natural for her to create. Accompanied by three smaller individual cakes to match, such a gorgeous little trio.
After you settle on a design next up is what flavor cake you’ll choose. You have your traditional white, chocolate, or strawberry cakes. But with spring and summer approaching they call for light and fresh! Natalie recommends lemon cake with raspberry mousse! Or a strawberries & cream cake (vanilla cake with fresh berries & white chocolate mousse). The options really are endless!
For couples planning for their wedding cake, one thing Natalie always advises is to design the cake of your dreams! Go into your consultation as though the price is not an issue. Once the cake is designed, they may be surprised!